Home and Family Tips Including DIY Home Improvement and Relationship Advice
Advice from dad and important tips for men that you wish your dad had shared with you as a kid!
  • A road trip with the guys to explore some new part of the country seems like a slam dunk choice of a guys’ weekend getaway. Unlike flying somewhere, there’s no big upfront cost to worry about and that gives the immediate notion that it’s a cheap way to spend some time together. While this is generally true, road trips have some significant expenses that you need to take into consideration such as price of fuel, wear and tear on the vehicle, food, and lodging along the way.

  • Your dog is a loved and respected member of your family. You probably have some amazing memories of dog-friendly trips taken together in the past, along with plans and ideas for future vacations with your dog. There will inevitably come a time, however, when you need to prepare for a long trip away from your dog.

  • Eco-friendly mattresses are now becoming popular to many. Not only do they offer maximum comfort but promote a few health benefits as well. However, how would you know if a certain mattress is nature-friendly? Well, you need to look or inspect the materials. For a little help, we will walk you through what eco-friendly beds are made of. So, take a read!

  • When the sun is shining, you don’t want to be working out indoors. If anything, it makes hitting the gym harder than ever because you want to lounge in the sun. The trick is to sync the two so that you’re still exercising as hard as ever, but you’re doing it in an outdoor environment.

  • Hurricanes are terrible storms that if climatologists are going to be believed, are only going to get worse and increase in frequency because of global warming. This means that anyone in an area potentially impacted by a hurricane needs to review their homeowner's insurance policies and see what's covered and what's not. It’s one thing to be able to buy a house and another to be able to keep it. There are so many things that could go wrong that could mean that you end up with a very substantial bill, or worse, you could lose the single biggest investment you’ve made in your life.

  • Preparing a travel budget is one of the most important parts of being a happy and successful traveler and even though road trips can be less expensive than other travel options, that doesn't mean you don't have to prepare a budget. Infact there are several unique variables here that need to be taken into consideration - not the last of which is fuel price and consumption rate.

  • The first time you get on your bike is an exciting moment. You were so proud of your newly acquired machine, and so excited to start riding. If you’re like most riders, chances are that not long after that momentous purchase, someone tried to burst your bubble by telling you how terribly unsafe motorcycles are. Maybe they even offered up anecdotal evidence about a friend of a friend of a cousin’s next-door neighbor’s son who died in a tragic motorcycle accident. Let's take a look at some of those common motorcycle myths.

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  • Dealing with jet lag is one of the worst parts of traveling for me. When I was younger, my body adjusted quickly. Today though, it gets all sorts of confused and I end up being a mess for a day or two on either side of my trips. Traveling to a different time zone can completely disrupt your normal circadian rhythm, making it difficult to go to bed and wake up. This disrupted sleep pattern can affect your concentration and mood -- and all too often, by the time you adjust to the new time zone, it’s time to go home and deal with jet lag all over again. 

  • Back pain isn’t fun. And sadly around 80% of us suffer from it at some point in our lives. But it’s not inevitable. If you already suffer from back pain, know that you don't have to live with it. Here are five ways you can ease back pain.

  • Honestly, before the past few months I’ve never really considered hair loss as something that was a concern. This year however, I’ve made a change in how I’m engaging online with folks like you and that means that I’m putting myself out there more than I used to. While I’ve had a lot of fun it’s also meant more photos from different angles. This, unfortunately, led me to discover that my hair isn’t just receding in front but thinning out on top, back and even a bit on the sides. That’s why I was excited to connect with Good Guy Wellness and try out their hair regrowth regimen complete with a 5% minoxidil-based hair regrowth treatment plus a shampoo, conditioner, and gummy vitamins to support healthy hair growth and regrowth.

  • This week is a big week for traveling by car and hanging out with family and friends. It's also a big week for drinking. Alcohol is as much a part of the Fourth of July as fireworks, hot dogs, and the American flag. This means that if you are driving it's essential to be extra diligent. Not only should you obviously avoid drinking and driving yourself and encourage your friends to do so as well, but watch for drivers that may be exhibiting erratic driving patterns too. Here's a selection of breathalyzer units that can help you know your alcohol intoxication level.

  • Cleaning dishes seems like something that wouldn’t be in a man’s repertoire but while writing this I asked around and discovered that in most of my friend’s homes it was the man that had this role. I know that’s sexist to assume that I was the only one that got left with this duty by my wife, but apparently it is more common than I expected. So, if it is going to be a man’s job – let’s do it right!

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    Life happens, but you can keep going . That's something I wish I had better understood when I was younger. The reality is no matter how much you plan and prepare that stuff will happen that tries to derail you from whatever it is you thought you were supposed to do. Some of us are better than others at "rolling with the punches" but unfortunately - life happens. I've experienced that numerous times over the past 40 years and what I've discovered is that it will continue to happen. What's more important is how you recover and that's the message behind the folks at Lexington Law Firm. While they can't rebuild your house after a storm or make you healthy again what they can do is help you recover your credit so you can move on with life and tackle the next adventure.

  • Cultivating a great looking lawn is the source of pride for many men. It's a form of healthy competition among neighbors where some will win the admiration of wives, friends, and guests, while others will simply need to pay an expert instead.

  • Gift giving sounds simple on the surface, but it’s rarely simple at all. That’s especially the case if you’re shopping for the man in your life. Honestly, we aren't that hard to shop for and most of us are actually pretty straight forward and simple with what we want. That being said though, if you want to make us really happy, here's some gift ideas for dad that you might consider...

  • Revving up for the purchase of a new truck or car is an exciting task, whether you're looking at car-lot-new or driven-before-new. Make sure you're just as happy about your purchase after you've paid for the truck as you are in the days before your purchase. Do this by following some important tips from automobile and financial experts.

  • The BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California (Palm Springs) is one of my favorite places to visit. It's an interesting experience that sits in a great middle ground between a "racing school" and an "exotic driving experience". While those two ends of the spectrum tend to dominate this space, on both of my visits to the Performance Center I've found that their staff and facilities scales well to what the client wants and needs to learn. What I like about this approach is that your takeaways will be far more valuable than simply a a big smile on your face. These are skills that will ultimately make you a better driver and a better man.

  • The flavor of fire-grilled meat is a primal experience that goes back thousands of years. Man has been drawn to the delicious char and juices dripping from a perfectly cooked piece of meat since the first time he tried it. Thankfully this is a skill that continues to be passed down through thousands of generations of men and that continues today in backyards across America! Unfortunately, it isn't something that just anyone can do properly. You need to equip yourself with a few basic skills. Just like any other craft, technicalities of the process have to be carefully mastered.

  • Getting your teen prepared to drive is a challenge that is also an exciting right of passage for many families. It's a tough time where you are simultaneously needing to train them on an important skill but also providing them with freedom beyond the boundaries of your home and local community. Quite literally this is an important situation that is a matter of life and death so it's critical that you make the right choices. Here's some advice to help make things easier for both of you.

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